Buffalo Bills: 5 biggest questions entering Week 7 against the Patriots

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2.) Can Josh Allen get more weapons involved?

When the Bills traded for Stefon Diggs in the 2020 offseason, they were able to help Josh Allen take the next step in his career and solidify himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the league. There is no doubt that Diggs is in the conversation as a top five wide receiver. At the same time, when it feels like Diggs is the only one getting the ball, it becomes concerning that Allen does not get other weapons involved. In Week 6 against the Giants, Diggs was targeted 16 times. The next closest targeted weapon was Dawson Knox with 6 targets. 

In Week 1, Diggs was targeted 13 times (next closest was James Cook with 6 targets). In Week 3 against the Commanders, Diggs was targeted 12 times (next closest was Gabe Davis with 4 targets). Overall, there has only been one game where Diggs was not the most targeted receiver, but he was tied for it with Davis in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders. 

The offense has been Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and a flash from someone else but there is no consistency. Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey needs to improve the play calling to get other weapons involved and it is up to Allen to not always make Diggs the first option.